Maximilian Pichl, studied Law and Political Science at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. He was active in the Association of Critical Lawyers and was working at the Institute for Social Research in the project „State Project Europa“ with Sonja Buckel. He is member of the Network Migration Law and Editorial Member of the Grundrechte-Report. He worked as Legal Policy Officer at the human rights organisation PRO ASYL from 2015 until 2017 . As part of the research project he is working on the legal struggles of refugees at the EU borders in the context of the „Summer of Migration 2015“. Further topics of his work are: Asylum Law, Police and Security Law, Critical Legal Studies and research about the murder series of the „National Socialist Underground (1998-2011)“.